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“Who I Am” is an award-winning music video. Check it out here: http://youtu.be/rgLBkJISsYk

“Who I Am” Wins Best Music Video at The Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

In addition to winning “Best Music Video” at the Golden Egg Film Festival, Jon Pousette-Dart’s Music video for “Who I Am,” directed by Dawn Young, has won “Best Music Video” at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival.

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Chronicling the disease of Alzhiemer’s, “Who I Am” visually and sonically illustrates the challenges that are associated with loved ones whom are struggling from its depths.

Additionally, two new official selections for “Who I Am” in upcoming film festivals are LaFemme International Film Festival in Los Angeles and Silent River Film Festival in Irvine, California. Both festivals will take place concurrently on Oct 16-20 in the Los Angeles area.

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“Who I Am” receives a new award!

Laurel-AWARD-OF-EXCELLENCEOur music video  of the song “Who I Am”   http://wp.me/ptiX7-8o  written by Jon Pousette-Dart, Jaime Kyle and myself and performed by Jon and Jaime  has been honored again!  The International Film Fest for Environment, Health & Culture-Jakarta, Indonesia will screen the video during their festival in May.  http://internationalfilmfestivals.org/EHC/winners.htm  (scroll down to “Documentary Shorts”)

On the subject of Alzheimer’s and my experience with my mother, the song highlights the journey traveled by those who have lived with a loved one experiencing “the long goodbye”.   Hopefully this attention will raise awareness of the need for more answers in the search for causes and cures for the  ever increasing appearance of this disease.

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“Who I Am” Wins yet another award PLUS an amazing opportunity!


More good news! Recently, “Who I Am” was submitted to the Lucerne International Film Festival, opening October 19th thru October 22nd in Lucerne, Switzerland. The LIFF has presented us with an “Honorary Award of Merit”. As part of this award, we were given the promise that our film would be sent to a handful of distributors, one of them being Jeridoo Productions who will be reviewing the film and determining if it is ready for the big screen, such as iTunes and/or Amazon or even theatrical release in Europe, U.K., Canada and our home sweet home, The United States of America.

“Who I Am”, directed by yours truly, features musical performances by Jon Pousette-Dart and Jaime Kyle and includes personal family footage and photos of my mother, Doris Young, and our time together. This song was written to be included in the upcoming feature documentary, ‘Forget Me Not’ on the subject of Alzheimer’s disease. ‘Forget Me Not’ is still in the production stages, so stay tuned for updates of our upcoming interview with nutritionist Dr. Oz Garcia about which we are very excited here at the office.

With each of my posts I’d like to start by giving health tips!

Tip #1: Keep a regular exercise routine! Make it your goal to work out in any way that you feel comfortable, whether it be, swimming, jogging, running, weight lifting, or last but not least, ZUMBA! If you’re looking for something to keep you centered and grounded I would highly recommend yoga to increase your balance and strength thus reducing the likelihood of falls and head injuries which may increase your risk for Alzheimers.

For those of you that don’t have the time to visit your local fitness club everyday, I would highly recommend purchasing a balance ball for you to practice on when you get out of bed in the morning, or right before you go to bed at night!

Remember that keeping your heart rate up is the key here, and that even doing laundry or cleaning the house counts as exercise!

Stay happy and stay healthy!

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Music video screening at “Crookedest” Film Festival Thursday – June 7

Another weekend, another film festival! The ‘Who I Am’ music video will be screening in Iowa Thursday for the Snake Alley Film Festival. The screening will be at the Capitol Theater in Burlington, Iowa as  part of the Orange Block, which starts at 2PM June 7th. See the FULL SCHEDULE for more information and check out the Snake Alley FF Facebook Page.

Directed by Dawn Young, ‘Who I Am’ is performed by Jon Pousette-Dart and Jaime Kyle for the upcoming feature documentary ‘Forget Me Not’ on the subject of Alzheimer’s disease. Pousette-Dart has also included the song is his CD ‘Anti Gravity’. This music video and documentary shine a light on an increasingly prevalent and heart breaking disease in which the victim gradually forgets personal history, how to function in society and how to survive.

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“Who I Am” screening at Pittsburgh IFF – June 2

Our music video for “Who I Am” will be screening at the Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival this weekend!

The screening is  Saturday, June 2nd,  in the 10-noon block at the Hollywood Theater.  See the festival’s FULL SCHEDULE.

Directed by Dawn Young, ‘Who I Am’ is performed by Jon Pousette-Dart and Jaime Kyle for the upcoming feature documentary ‘Forget Me Not’ on the subject of Alzheimer’s disease. Pousette-Dart has also included the song is his CD ‘Anti Gravity’. This music video and documentary shine a light on an increasingly prevalent and heart breaking disease in which the victim gradually forgets personal history, how to function in society and how to survive.

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‘Who I Am’ at Independent Film Quarterly Festival Wednesday

Our music video, “Who I Am,” was selected for screening at the 2011 Independent Film Quarterly Film & New Media Festival in New York City.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 23rd at 8pm
WHAT: Screen 2, Mixed Shorts Category
WHERE: Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

This music video shines a light on an increasingly prevalent and heart breaking disease in which the victim gradually forgets personal history, how to function in society and how to survive. ‘Who I Am’ is performed by Jon Pousette-Dart and Jaime Kyle for our upcoming feature documentary ‘Forget Me Not’ on the subject of Alzheimer’s disease. Pousette-Dart has also included the song is his forthcoming CD release ‘Anti Gravity’.

The IFQ Festival runs November 17 to 24. Check out the full Festival Schedule here.

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“Who I Am” at Moondance Festival!

The “Who I Am” music video is an Official Selection and Award Winner at the Moondance International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado!
The video will screen opening night of the festival.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 16 7:00PM
WHERE: OLD MAIN THEATER

“Who I Am” was also awarded the Spirit of Moondance Award, a category that recognizes women writers, filmmakers and composers.

The Moondance International Film Festival will be held from September 16-18, 2011. Go and check out all the great films!

If you can’t make it to Colorado, see the award-winning video on Youtube: http://youtu.be/rgLBkJISsYk

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